Day 75: David Didn’t Fulfill the Prophesies

Acts 13:34-41 :

“Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken thus: ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’ Therefore he says also in another psalm, ‘You will not allow your Holy One to see decay.’ For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay. But he whom God raised up saw no decay. Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins, and by him everyone who believes is justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that come on you which is spoken in the prophets:

‘Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish;
for I work a work in your days,
a work which you will in no way believe, if one declares it to you.’”

Paul makes the case that Jesus was the one that was being spoken of in the Psalms. He explains that it couldn’t have possibly been talking about David. For one thing, the Psalms say that the “Holy One” won’t rot and David rotted. I’m purposefully using simple language to make it perfectly clear that this is a good logical argument. The Bible was indicating that someone would rise from the dead. It had to say that the person wouldn’t rot because it couldn’t say that the Holy One wouldn’t die because the Bible also said that the Messiah would die.

Notice that someone had to receive the “blessings of David” in order for the Bible to be true and David was dead and gone.

It is interesting to me that Paul says that Jesus would justify them from all things and that there were things that “could not be justified by the law of Moses.” I have been told that the Law of Moses didn’t justify a man who had intentionally sinned. Jesus can justify “from all things.”

Notice that the Bible predicted that there would be “scoffers” and that preachers would also be needed in order for them to believe. All the way down to these small details, the Bible predicted events accurately even though it may have been difficult to understand the prophesies before they happened. The Bible continues to predict the things that we see today as well.